Fashion Over Reason

Friday, August 1, 2014

Friday Inspo

Me: "Holy shit, August, is that you?!!?!"
August: " 'Tis."
August: "How rude."
Me: "Just kidding, love you, boo."

Nadja Bender photographed by Hasse Nielsen, styled by Ander Solvsten Thomsen for ScandinaviaAnja Rubik and Sasha Knezevic, married models, couple, romance, rooftop kiss, ParisBabe on a car, photographed by Brydie Mack for Wolfclub ChroniclesRag & Bone Division black dress at the Cools, pixie hair cut, midi slit dress with loafersOracle fox by Amanda Shadforth Elvis Presley-inspired photoshoot fashion story, cat eye sunglasses, retro, 50s, pinupSophia Coppola polaroid with Kate Moss in a baby blue maxi dress and statement costume jewelryZuzanna Bijoch for Centerfold magazine ss14, photographed by Eric Guillemain, topless, beachLula Osterdahl in Céline resort 2013 look book, all white, monochromatic, Pheobe Philo, designerVeruschka von Lehndorff in 1970, legendary model, german iconStreet style, Isabel Marant chevron oversized belted coat, gold velvet clutch, messy blond hairMichael Kors pre-fall 2014 look, fuzzy black t-shirt sweater, floaty leather miniskirt, all black, monochromaticSilver glitter eyelids, backstage beauty at fashion week, beauty lookGiovanna Battaglia riding on the back of Derek Blasberg's bike, Milan fashion week, fall 2014Boho chic modern flower child, ribbed romper, SoCal, California girl, wide brim hatBaby Kate Moss, 80s, fresh faceHelena Christensen on the beach in W magazine April 1995, crop top, bloomersBeach nude, sandy body, endless summerTaylor Godfrey by Michael Ngo in loose denim overallsClub Monaco black open back romperStreet style, black leather t-shirt dress, long messy tousled hair, fashion weekJacquelyn Jablonski for Harper's Bazaar Turkey photographed by Riccardo Vimercati styled by Sara Francia in the HamptonsTotême look book summer 2014 photographed by Hans Feurer, Elin Kling collection, navy rope sandals, graphic beach towel, white tank camiMiranda Kerr beach nude for Vogue Italia May 2013, photographed by Greg KadelMagdalena Frakowiak in Stella McCartney, summer '14, organza Ruby Shirt and Simona Skirt with crocodile appliqué embroideryBlonde beauty in a sequined strapless corset gown and birds flying, glamour, old hollywoodDiane Kruger for Vogue Mexico photgraphed by Thomas Whiteside, styled by Sarah Gore ReevesJacquelyn Jablonski for Harper's Bazaar Turkey photographed by Riccardo Vimercati styled by Sara Francia in the Hamptons on the beachLaundromat romance, romantic kiss, playful love, affection, cute couple, movie momentCaroline Brasch Nielsen as Victoria Beckham for Vogue Paris, photographed by Terry Richardson, styled by Emanuelle AltCamilla Nickerson, stylist, icon, fashion museChristy Turlington Calvin Klein 1989Mila Krasnoiarova photographed by Jonas Bresnan Styled by Katie Burnett for Harpers Bazaar China July 2014, nyc subwayKate Moss by Mert & Marcus
[fashioned by love, elin kling, into the gloss, wolfclub, studded hearts, pinterest, tfs]

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Graphic Game

I wasn't able to get a good shot of this look, safe for the blurry selfies you see below, but I felt like it was one of those fun summer outfits that was worth the gallery anyway, should it rustle up some ideas for your own ensembles when at a loss for what to wear. This graphic skirt is the only piece I kept from my Peter Pilotto x Target order and I'm glad I decided to step outside of my patternless comfort zone -- while still staying in line with my love of neutrals -- and held on to this fun, playful summer piece.

The menswear oxford offsets the femininity of the prominent leg display and just like that you have the perfect fusion and girlie and boyish.

Selfie, OOTD, tied oxford men's shirt, YSL Rive Gauche, graphic wrap skirt, Peter Pilotto for Target black and white skirt, Vince double strap Genna leather heels, nude sandalsFashion Over Reason selfie, Yves Saint Laurent men's oxford short-sleeved shirt, tied at the waist, Peter Pilotto for Target graphic black and white wrap mini skirt, Vince double strap Genna nude leather heels, flesh colored sandals, Ray-Ban aviators, summer look
Oxford shirt - Yves Saint Laurent men's (try this for a fraction of the price)
Skirt - Peter Pilotto for Target (this skirt is essentially the same idea)
Shoes - Vince (these are pretty much the same)
Tote - Suburban Riot (this one is great)

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Check Mate

Fashion Over Reason under the Brooklyn Bridge, Lower Manhattan at nighttime, sundown, sunset, black & white look

Ain't no thang to look like a human checkerboard if you're going to be doing it according your personal style convictions. In this instance, I am relishing in my unintentional channeling of Hedi's Saint Laurent girl -- I swear, I didn't mean to! -- with my pairing of the two most basic hues in history. How cool of me. A classic combo of black and white, with a rock n' roll, modern boho twist (how's that for a definition?). Because something as timeless as those two shades can also be inadvertently trendy, as demonstrated to us by Slimane himself.

The most important "lesson" (I'm putting that in quotation marks because it is to be loosely interpreted) to take away from this outfit is that my checkerboard look is a discerned variation of the penguin suit, a woman's riff on the tuxedo, if you will. As a self-proclaimed [high-maintenance] tomboy, I have an innate gravitational pull toward all types of menswear, whether it's baggy trousers, impeccable tailoring, oversized anything, you name it.

The tuxedo is something so very intrinsically manly, forever the peak on the fancy scale for our male counterparts. Adapting that vibe to an ensemble that is all woman is not only incredibly fun, but also a bit unexpected, which is always a good way to stand out. But what's even more amusing about the whole thing is that while my outfit is reminiscent of Hedi Slimane's Saint Laurent, it also borrows something from Yves's woman, the one he imagined wearing Le Smoking, that legendary woman's wear play on the tuxedo. Check mate.

Black & white look, Joe Fresh silk blouse, Stefanie Biggel sheer liquid black shorts, nighttime shootVintage gold choker necklace, white silk blouse, Chic peek thin rings, gold and black vintage ring, outfit details, modern boho chicDowntown Brooklyn waterfront, DUMBO Carousel, Brooklyn Bridge at sundown, modern feminine tuxedo, black and white, lower Manhattan, what i wore, Saint Laurent by Hedi SlimaneWide Brim felt hat, Topshop, white silk Joe Fresh blouse, vintage gold Seiko watch, Yves Saint Laurent mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils, nighttime shoot, dragging the shutter, flash photography, modern tuxedoJason Wu tuxedo black leather heels, python textureBlack and white outfit, modern feminine shorts tuxedo, black sheer shiny Stefanie Biggel shorts, Jason Wu heels, Joe Fresh silk blouse, Topshop wide brim hat, Brooklyn Bridge, fashion blogger, personal styleVintage gold choker, silk blouse, denim vestBlack and white look, Stefanie Biggel sheer black foil shorts, wide brim hatBrooklyn at night, dragging the shutter, flash photography, fashion over reason photographed by Ian Rusiana, wide brim felt hat, white blouse, Stefanie Biggel foil shortsBlack and white look, updated tuxedo, Stefanie Biggel black sheer foil shorts, white silk blouse, gold chokerBrooklyn Bridge, Downtown Manhattan, New York City, black & white outfit, tuxedo dressing, foil shorts, rock n roll chicStefanie Biggel foil shorts, sheer black, white silk blouse, Gap denim jacket, Topshop wide brim felt hat, nighttime flash photography, Ian Rusiana portraiture photography, street styleJason Wu black leather python textured heels, tuxedo shoes
Blouse - Joe Fresh (this one is far better)
Shorts - Stefanie Biggel
Denim jacket - Gap
Shoes - Jason Wu (these are amazing and have a similar essence)
Hat - Topshop (this one's awesome)
Choker - Vintage (I love this one)
Watch - Vintage Seiko (this one is similar)
Rings - Mix of vintage (these are cool) & Chic Peek

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday Inspo

The summer continues on in all of its warm, entrancing glory and I'm here to provide you with a cushion ensuring a soft landing right into the weekend. Enjoy, loves xx

Nadja Bender backstage at Isabel Marant FW14Lip sheers gold tubes photographed by Krista A. Jones styling by Caitlin Moran for Glitter GuideModel off duty, effortless chicNatasha Poly photographed by Inez & Vinoodh for Vogue Paris June/July 2014, styled by Emanuelle Alt, floating in water, summertimeSummer sandals, animal print pumps, Ancient Greek SandalsKate Moss & Naomi Campbell at London fashion week designer of the year awards 1991Nadja Bender photographed by Hasse Nielsen, styled by Anders Solvsten Thomsen for ScandinaviaSibui Nazarenko shot by Billy Kidd and styled by Michaela Dosamantes for CR Fashion BookNavy and white tomboy look, effortless chic, cool girl, french girl style, white keds sneakersJane Birkin, 60s icon, striped tank, flared patchwork denim, museGold dainty chain link choker necklaceSasha Pivovarova photographed by Mikael Jansson, styled by Tabitha Simmons for Vogue US February 2014, fishtail braids, boho chic luxe nomadNARS velvet matte lip pencil, lips glossRalph Lauren collection LBD, black late mini dress, sweetheart neckline, Pont Alexandre III ParisNavajo knit bucket bagLucie de la Falaise photographed by Corinne Day, Styled by Camilla Nickerson for Vogue US January 1993Mandy Shadforth from Oracle fox at home, Céline everything by the coveteur, Marigela bag, Saint Laurent bag, Céline shoes, Anthony VaccarelloStella McCartney oxblood lace jumpsuit FW14Zuzanna Bijoch by Jens Langkjaer for Rika Magazine 2014 S/S Issue Potted cactus flower plants, low-maintenance plantsHana Hanelei Reponty photographed by Brydie Mack for Wolfclub Chronicles, waves frolicking, beach, beachside, ocean, nude, freedom, summer, SoCal, California, West CoastChanel le Vernis nail colour 603 in CharivariNadja Bender photographed by Claudia Knoepfel & Stefan Indlekofer, styled by Véronique Didry for Vogue Paris March 2013Hanne Gaby Odiele, model off duty, street style muse, crop top tank, black cami, white distressed denim boyfriend jeans, blue suede loafersVeronika Heilbrunner from Harper's Bazaar Germany by the Coveteur, ChristopherZuzanna Bijoch photographed by Andreas Sjodin styled by Sabino Pantone for Vogue Japan June 2014, silver metallic space suitRoses and peonies photographed by Abby Jiu, florals by Holly Chapple, styling by Caitlin Moran for the Glitter GuideClub Monaco summer floral baby pink tent dressAshley and Mary Kate Olsen, powder pink suit, black satin suit, style icons, fashion muses
[fashioned by love, the glitter guide, the coveteur, bergdorf goodman, club monaco, tfs, pinterest]